Army Black Knights men's soccer

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Army Black Knights
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Founded1921;100 years ago (1921)
University United States Military Academy
Head coach Brian Plotkin (1st season)
Conference Patriot
Location West Point, NY
Stadium Malek Stadium at Clinton Field
(Capacity: 1,500)
Nickname Black Knights
ColorsBlack, gold, and gray [1]
     
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Pre-tournament ISFA/ISFL championships
1945
NCAA Tournament College Cup
1963, 1964, 1965, 1966
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1996
NCAA Tournament appearances
1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1996
Conference Tournament championships
1991, 1993, 1996
Conference Regular Season championships
1992, 1996

The Army Black Knights men's soccer program represents the United States Military Academy (West Point) in all NCAA Division I men's college soccer competitions. Founded in 1921, the Black Knights compete in the Patriot League. The Black Knights play in the Patriot League and are coached by Russell Payne, a former goalkeeper who played in the A-League (the United Soccer League's second division predecessor). Army plays their home matches at Clinton Field in West Point, New York.

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In 1945, Army was declared co-national champions by the Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association, the predecessor to the NCAA, making it the only season Army won a national championship of any kind in men's college soccer. Much of the program's success in NCAA came in the 1960s, when they were regulars in the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship. From 1963 until 1967 Army reached the College Cup (final four) for four consecutive seasons, although the program never managed to reach the national championship. The program regularly made appearances through the mid-1970s before having a dip in form. The program once again qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 1996, but have failed to qualify since then.

Several notable military personnel and professional soccer players played for the Black Knights including Winston Boldt.

Background

Roster

As of February 25, 2021 [2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
00 GK Flag of the United States.svg  USA Grant Nawoichyk
0 GK Flag of the United States.svg  USA Jacob Suppiah
1 GK Flag of the United States.svg  USA Josh Taylor
2 DF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Anthony Brown
3 DF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Nick Atkinson
4 DF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Jack Eaton
5 DF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Luke Doyle
6 MF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Bradley Schweickert
7 MF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Atef Sikazwe
8 MF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Colman Kim
9 FW Flag of the United States.svg  USA Salvatore Rasizzi
10 MF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Oscar Pereira
11 MF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Carter Kowalewski
12 MF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Christian Takaki
13 FW Flag of the United States.svg  USA Jake Burgess
14 MF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Cooper Warren
No.Pos.NationPlayer
15 FW Flag of the United States.svg  USA Joey Hickson
16 MF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Merlic Belong
17 FW Flag of the United States.svg  USA John Poncy
18 DF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Chris DeBruyne
19 MF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Justin McStay
20 FW Flag of the United States.svg  USA Sam Epitime
21 MF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Drew Clement
22 DF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Eric Whiteman
23 FW Flag of the United States.svg  USA Eromose Iyoriobhe
24 DF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Alec Schwartzman
25 DF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Hazma Shehata
26 MF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Matt Flynn
27 MF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Daniel Hoffmann
28 FW Flag of the United States.svg  USA Sean Lee
29 DF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Tyler Mackenzie
30 DF Flag of the United States.svg  USA Morgan Hebard

Rivalries

Team honors

National championships

Conference championships

Individual honors

National honors

Conference honors

The following players for Army have been honored with Patriot League honors since the league began sponsoring men's soccer in 1990: [5]

Seasons

Year-by-year

NCAA Tournament history

Army has appeared in 12 NCAA Tournaments, including four College Cup appearances. Their most recent performance came in 1996. Their combined NCAA record is 10–12–1.

SeasonRoundOpponentScore
1963 First round Adelphi 4–2
Quarterfinals Brown 3–1
Semifinals Navy 0–4
1964 First round Cortland State 4–3 3OT
Quarterfinals Trinity 6–1
Semifinals Michigan State 2–3 OT
1965 First round Long Island 3–2
Quarterfinals Trinity 3–1
Semifinals Michigan State 1–3
1966 First round Connecticut 2–1
Quarterfinals Navy 3–1
Semifinals San Francisco 0–2
1967 First round Trinity 4–6
1968 First round Harvard 4–1
Second round Brockport State 3–3 PK
Quarterfinals Brown 1–3
1970 First round Hartwick 0–4
1971 First round Hartwick 0–3
1972 First round Cornell 1–3
1973 First round Oneonta State 1–2 3OT
1975 First round Hartwick 1–2
1996 First round William & Mary 1–3 4OT

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References

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  3. "Army-Navy Cup returning to PPL Park". NBC Sports . June 25, 2015. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  4. "Talen Energy Stadium To Host Army-Navy Cup VI On Sunday, October 15". Philadelphia Union . Major League Soccer. July 6, 2017. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  5. "2016 Patriot League Men's Soccer Record Book" (PDF). patriotleague.org. August 19, 2016. pp. 14–17. Retrieved December 27, 2017.